Mindfulness is Now - An introductory course focused on professional effectiveness and personal wellbeing
* Delivered by Mindfulness at Work - established providers of corporate mindfulness training to major companies throughout the UK
* The same tried and tested course, 'MiN', that is delivered to these clients
* For CIPD members, less than half the normal cost of this course in the workplace
* Award Winning - LETG* 'Best Programme Personal Development 2014' [* Legal Education and Training Group - essentially the L&D wing of the Law Society]
* A chance to take time out for yourself whilst learning techniques which can yield a lifetime of benefits.
Mindfulness is a way of being purposefully more aware in every moment. With mindfulness training, we learn to regulate attention, to focus on our experience as it occurs and respond rather than react. This state of calm, focus and clarity enables us to manage our distractions and make wise choices to enable positive change.
The MiN course uses a mix of Explanation, Experience and Enquiry to ensure a varied and engaging programme.
Explanation - of what mindfulness is, how to do it, how it works and the benefits of sustained practice.
Experience - of mindfulness practice during and between sessions, and of fitting mindfulness into the routine of real life.
Enquiry - through group discussion. Participants reflect on exercises within each session and also share their experiences from the week gone by, including applying mindfulness 'on the go'.
The sessions are supported by a course document pack and by downloadable audio tracks which guide you through every daily practice exercise.
Your commitment: 28 days, from first to last session, in which to make a change. One hour per week with the group. Ten minutes per day between sessions.
By the end of the course you will be equipped with both the practical tools and the motivation to continue a regular mindfulness practice. You may also already be experiencing some of the changes and benefits that mindfulness brings.
Dr Nick Buckley - Development Director - Mindfulness at Work
With a grounding in philosophy and psychology Nick’s career spans public administration, internet business and technology consultancy, market research and social media. He has worked in the UK Civil Service, Virgin Group, the BBC, FT.com, GfK and a wide range of organisations of all sizes and sectors. As a mindfulness trainer he has delivered taster sessions, workshops and courses to clients in sectors including technology and internet, marketing, customer loyalty, legal, professional services, broadcasting and engineering. Nick is an amateur archer and spends much of his remaining free time on community and arts projects in his adopted home town of Dartford. He holds a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Nottingham.
Normally this course would cost £295 + VAT however, due to the continued relationship between Kent CIPD and Mindfulness at Work this course is on offer for £125 (+VAT and booking fee) for CIPD members and £150 (+ VAT and booking fee) to non CIPD members.
Professional photography and video production will be taking place at the event, and these images may be used on future promotional materials for CIPD. Please note that by attending the event, you are giving your consent for your image to be used on any CIPD promotional materials.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
At the moment we are waiting for confirmation from an Ashford based company for use of their premisis. This will provide free parking and easy accessibility from the motorway
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Feel free to email Melanie Moore - the Kent CIPD Event Co-ordinator on 01227 656322 or 07768 294912 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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CIPD Kent Branch
We are the Kent branch of CIPD - the professional body for HR and people development. The not-for-profit organisation champions better work and working lives and has been setting the benchmark for excellence in people and organisation development for more than 100 years.
We have a wide range of organisations and CIPD membership and we respond to this with a full selection of CPD and networking opportunities.
Due to the geographical spread of the county we have 3 area groups – Mid Kent, West Kent and East Kent. Between them they regularly hold sessions with guest speakers on subjects requested by the members. Most events are supported by local companies who host the events and provide an opportunity to meet other HR practitioners.
We also appreciate the specialisms within HR and have Special Interest Groups that meet regularly and occasionally have speakers. These groups include Health and Social Care and Senior Practitioners. Similarly we have smaller bespoke groups, Self Managed Learning Groups that operate throughout the county. These include the Coaching Groups in East Kent and West Kent. We encourage the creation of new groups so if there is not an area covered, why not set one up?
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